Growing Pains: Young People and Violence in Peru’s Fiction Cinema

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The process of ‘coming of age’ has been used as a narrative device in much of the contemporary fiction cinema that has emerged from Peru since 2000. While critical attention has been paid to the topic of violence itself as a metaphor for the struggle for identity and nation formation in Latin America, and the image of the young person is a widely debated device for exploring the processes of self-discovery, this essay looks specifically at the use of the image of adolescence at the centre of this period of turbulence in Peru through analysis of two of the landmark films of this era: Paper Dove (dir. Francisco Aguilar 2003) and Bad Intentions (dir. Rosario García Montero 2011).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema
EditorsGeoffrey Maguire, Rachel Randall
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-89381-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-89380-8
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameNew Directions in Latino American Cultures

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